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 Q:   My Health, My Voice This November 2015 guide from Raising Women's Voices is for newly insured women who have questions about how to use their health coverage.

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 Q:   Do New Health Delivery Models Really Deliver? This December 2015 report from Community Catalyst provides policy and operational recommendations that promote person-centered and coordinated care in dual-demonstration programs.

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 Q:   Trusted Voices Transform Care This November 2015 issue brief from Community Catalyst outlines how Community Health Workers can play a role in health system reform. The brief identifies funding sources to finance these positions and pathways for involving Community Health Workers in local partnerships.

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 Q:   Keeping 30 Million Covered This November 2015 report from the Urban Institute analyzes the number of people who qualify for special enrollment periods for the health insurance marketplace as well as how many people are taking advantage of them.

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 Q:   Shop to Renew During Open Enrollment This October 2015 blog post from the Center on Health Insurance Reforms explains the importance of exploring health insurance options when keeping coverage during the general enrollment period.

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 Q:   Targeting the Fasting Growing Religious Group This October 2015 toolkit from Enroll America offers strategies for health care outreach and enrollment with Muslims. It also provides talking points and action steps for those looking to engage and build partnerships within the Muslim community

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 Q:   Black Friday Health Insurance Discounts This YouTube video from HealthCare.gov explains how cost-sharing reductions for ACA marketplace plans work and who qualifies.

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 Q:   Care for the High-Need High-Cost  This November 2015 multimedia article from the Commonwealth Fund describes innovative health care delivery and payment models being used for patients with chronic conditions.

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 Q:   Data Dive This October 2015 brief from Enroll America gives a statewide snapshot on areas of uninsurance in Illinois. The brief can be a resource for targeted outreach and enrollment for the marketplace and Medicaid.

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 Q:   Keep Calm and Transition On This November 2015 toolkit from the Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office will help people with mental health conditions transition from one care provider to another. Strategies are offered for overcoming barriers to care and for strengthening relationships between the person's care team members.

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 Q:   Young, Invincible...and Insured! This November 2015 article from Kaiser Health News reviews five things that the uninsured ages 18-31 should consider when getting health coverage in Open Enrollment number three. The article addresses common reasons that a young adult would not buy health insurance.

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 Q:   Coverage is Good Medicine This pocket card from Doctors America gives health care providers a script to discuss health insurance with their clients. The pocket card, updated for 2014-2015, answers common questions that patients may have about the benefits of health insurance.

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 Q:   5 Pointers for Marketplace Shoppers This October 2015 explainer from the Commonwealth Fund shares tips for consumers to consider when exploring their health coverage options during Open Enrollment number three.

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 Q:   Savvy Health Insurance Shopping This comparison worksheet from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is for enrollment assisters working with consumers selecting Marketplace plans. It has been updated for the 2015-2016 enrollment period.

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 Q:   Choosing the Right Level of Coverage This October 2015 fact sheet from Consumer's Union explains what the Marketplace's metal levels mean and how consumers can use the information to compare plans.

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